Wing Commander J A Mackie, the Commanding Officer of No. 157 Squadron RAF, with a Czech RAF doctor and a member of the crash crew, make a frantic attempt to rescue the pilot and observer of a burning De Havilland Mosquito at Predannack, Cornwall, after it caught fire over the airfield and crashed from 200 feet following a practice flight. The Station Padre, Squadron Leader Brown, can also be seen rendering assistance on the right. While firemen covered the aircraft with foam the officers tried to release the trapped fliers, but they found that, in the crash, the observer had been thrown across the pilot and it was difficult to get at their harnesses in the excessive heat. They were eventually cut free by another medical officer. The observer, Flying Officer Scobie, survived though badly injured, but the pilot, Flying Officer J L Clifton, was killed.